Within the RE department we adhere to the guidance set out in the 2002 Education Act.

In particular, the guidance emphasises that pupils should be encouraged to understand that "while different people may hold different views about what is right and wrong, all people living in England are subject to its law".

Schools' ethos and teaching "should support the rule of English civil and criminal law and schools should not teach anything that undermines it".

The guidance urges schools to take particular care to ensure pupils understand the difference between the law of the land and religious law.

They should "challenge" opinions or behaviour in school that is contrary to fundamental British values, it adds.

Here at Scissett Middle, the RE department actively promote all 5 aspects of British Values but make particular reference to Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths.

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